Advancing urban ecosystem service implementation and assessment considering different dimensions of environmental justice

Nadja Kabisch (Guest editor), Francesc Baró (Guest editor), Johannes Langemeyer (Guest editor), Edyta Łaszkiewicz (Guest editor)

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Abstract

The Special Issue (SI) aims to address the environmental justice gap in urban ES research and intends to advance ES justice in cities conceptually, empirically and methodologically. The SI builds on three main dimensions of justice (Fraser, 1995) to address the implementation and assessment of urban ES, namely: 1) distributive justice (i.e., fair allocation/access of ES for all social groups); 2) procedural/participatory justice (i.e., fair integration of all affected groups into ES-related decision- making processes); and 3) interactional/recognition justice (i.e., recognizing the needs, values, and preferences of all stakeholders in relation to ES in a safe, fair and non-discriminant environment).
Contributions will encompass new conceptual and theoretical approaches, empirical case studies, and methodological and analytical developments critical for providing new models, tools and approaches for the integration of these three dimensions of justice in urban ES implementation and assessments, and will come up with particular recommendations for urban environmental policies. Thereby, the SI will address the current lack of comprehensive approach to urban ES that recognizes justice in its multiple dimensions, including historic inequalities in ES distributions, diverging values and demands by different population groups, such as children, elderly or historically marginalized groups, and that allows for the effective inclusion of their interests in the governance of urban green spaces.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Science & Policy
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

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